I have just been through a divorce here in Japan.
Divorce was done through saiban not "kyogi".
Anyway,I married in England and divorced in Japan.
As far as I am aware the saiban divorce is recognized in the UK.
However it seems that there is nowhere in the UK to register a divorce and so it would seem that as far as all records in the UK are concerned,
I am still married.This is not a desirable state of affairs and neither the British Consulate nor various lawyers in the UK and Japan have been able to give me any advice/answers.
Basically, I want to have my divorce registered in some way in the UK.
Hope this makes sense,and that someone can shed some light on this for me.
Edited 1/25/2007 9:49:03 AM
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